Whole House Overhaul in 6 Weeks: Week 2- Bathrooms
In this post, we cover Week 2 of the Whole House Overhaul- focusing on bathrooms! If you missed Week 1 of the Whole House Overhaul in 6 Weeks, read it here.
As most of us know, bathrooms get dirty fast. Everyone’s bathrooms get dirty- doesn’t matter who you are or how many people live in your home. No further comments necessary! The bottom line is that bathrooms must be cleaned regularly to keep them from getting disgusting. This week, we’re going to really dig into the bathroom- getting to that extra deep cleaning and organizing as part of the Whole House Overhaul in 6 Weeks.
We’re going to work efficiently- top to bottom and left to right, and get all the bathrooms at once. So, if you’re cleaning the lights, clean the lights in all bathrooms at one time. If you’re washing walls, do the walls in all the bathrooms at one time.
Let’s get Started!
First, collect all trash and remove. Next, pick up! Remove anything that doesn’t belong in the bathroom and put it in its rightful place. Then take any dirty laundry to the laundry room. Now get out your cleaning supplies and lets get started!
Start at the top of the room with catching cobwebs from the ceiling and corners. Next, clean the lights and change any dead light bulbs. Then wash the walls and doors (pro-tip: next time you paint the bathrooms, use a high gloss paint for easier cleaning).
Step by Step:
- Brighten up the bathroom by wiping all mirrors.
- Next, clean the windows and curtains or blinds.
- Scrub each tub/shower and surround- wipe down and clean. Declutter the area by throwing out old product bottles. If you have children’s bath toys in your house, collect them in a storage basket to organize them neatly.
- Clear off the tops of all vanities/sinks and dispose of or store anything not in current use. Clean the vanities, sinks and faucets.
- Sort through and clean out cupboards and drawers. Then dispose of old products, organizing items “like with like.” Clean the cupboards and drawers.
- Clean out and organize towel closets and cupboards. Take inventory of needs and add them to your Town Day list. Clean/dust the shelves and doors.
- Wipe the toilets top to bottom. Extra disgusting or stinky toilets can be more thoroughly cleaned by removing the toilet seat from the toilet. This will allow you to get into the nooks and crannies with cleaning solution before putting the toilet seat back. If you’re really brave, a pumice stone can be used to scrub hard water and rust stains inside the toilet bowl. No cleaner works better than a pair of rubber gloves and some elbow grease!
- Last, sweep and mop the floor. Look around for ways to make the room more usable- do you need more towel hooks or a laundry hamper?
You’ve got this!
By following these simple steps, you can give your bathroom the reboot it needs. There’s nothing more relaxing at the end of a long day than a steamy shower in a clean and organized bathroom. To help you out with this week’s bathroom overhaul, I’ve created a checklist in the Resource Library!
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